Traffic Safety Checkpoint Yields Drug Arrest
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WICKLIFFE - A man faces drug and DUI charges in Ballard County.

The Ballard County Sheriff's Office says deputies were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint Saturday night on US 51 North, near Wickliffe. Deputies said a pickup truck came through that smelled strongly of marijuana.

Deputies searched the vehicle and reportedly found several containers with suspected marijuana, along with rolling papers and a grinder. They also found a loaded 9 mm handgun, and over $12,000 in cash.

The driver, Gregory Brown, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (firearm enhanced), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and trafficking in marijuana (firearm enhanced).

Published 07:37 AM, Tuesday Jun. 18, 2019
Updated 07:40 AM, Wednesday Jun. 19, 2019

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